Gas & Electricity in Dartford - EDF Energy, SGN & More


Dartford train station

Dartford is a town in Kent, South East England. Lying just inside of the M25, it is a common commuter area for Central London. The district of Dartford has a population of around 104,000 people. Its incumbent suppliers are EDF Energy for electricity and British Gas for gas.


DistributionDistribution Network Operator (DNO): UK Power Networks
Gas Distributor: SGN

UK Power Networks Maidstone

UK Power Networks

Emergency number: 0800 31 63 105

Non-emergency number: 0800 029 4285

SGN Maidstone

SGN

Emergency gas number: 0800 111 999

Non-emergency number: 0800 912 1700


Remember, if you have a power cut, there's nothing your energy supplier can do other than hand you the number that is listed above. UK Power Networks are in charge of your local distribution network and are therefore the people in the know on this subject.


Average Energy Usage by City

Electricity: 956 kWh = £161

Gas: 5566 kWh = £282

Source: Over three month period, via British Gas's UK Energy Consumption Checker.


EDF Energy, number one in Dartford

Although Great Britain's energy markets are fully liberated, we can still see signs of the old electricity boards in supplier patterns around certain areas. For example, in Dartford, the most popular supplier is EDF Energy.

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Dartford Energy Offices

Dartford is home to one of energy provider EDF Energy's offices. If you would like to find out more about how you could work for EDF Energy click here to take a look at their careers page.

Address

EDF Energy
255 Broadway
Bexleyheath
DA6 8ET
England


History

Electricity

Electricity supply around the UK used to be delivered to households by local electricity boards. For Dartford it was the 'South Eastern Electricity Board' (SEEBOARD). After privatisation in 1990, these electricity boards were forced to turn into plc companies. SEEBOARD plc joined '24Seven Utility Services' under the ownership of 'LE Group'. This new company became a part of EDF Energy in 2003. The distribution company, however, was bought by Cheung Kong Holdings to become Dartford's current DNO, UK Power Networks.

Gas

Dartford used to be supplied by its regional gas board, 'South Eastern Gas Board', between 1948 and 1972. It then, however, became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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